KSL TELEVISION ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF NEWS ANCHOR Jan 23, 2012 10:00:59 GMT -7
Post by kenglish on Jan 23, 2012 10:00:59 GMT -7
Salt Lake City, UT, January 23rd, 2012:
KSL Television's Bruce Lindsay announced today that he will leave his anchor desk early this summer.
"Thirty-six years is a good long time to have worked at one place," Lindsay said. "I am indebted to KSL for providing me with great friends and opportunities. So, there is much I will miss. But it's time to squeeze in some other life experiences."
Lindsay has anchored evening newscasts for the station continuously since 1978 and first joined KSL in 1974.
"I am grateful most of all to the generations of Utahns who have invited me into their homes each night," he said. "I have tried to earn their trust."
“Bruce is a true professional and has been a trusted voice in this community for more than three decades. We deeply appreciate his years of service and contributions to this station. We wish him the best moving forward.” Said Mark Willes, CEO/President of DMC and KSL Broadcast Group
Reporting assignments have taken Lindsay to every corner of the state and around the world. He started working at KSL while still a journalism student in college. Within three years he left to work in Los Angeles and was later hired back to join the Nourse-Welti-James broadcast team as Dick Nourse's first co-anchor.
Contact: Tanya Vea
KSL Broadcast Group
Phone: (801) 575-5893
55 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84180
“Bruce is one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable. Whether in the field or behind the desk, his work exemplifies the best in the business,” said Tanya Vea, Executive Vice President of News & Cross Platform Development. “We are looking to take the high-quality and success that Bruce brought to KSL, over the years, and build on that for the future. “
"I've been here so long, that, yes, this technically qualifies as a company 'retirement,'" Lindsay said. "But I believe there's a second act for me after television. This is not a recent decision. The timing of this exit has been my game plan for several years, and I laid out that plan to management months ago."
Lindsay and KSL are still working out the date of his final broadcast. A nationwide search is currently underway for his successor.
KSL Television is part of the Deseret Media Companies (DMC). Deseret Media Companies is a for-profit arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Formerly known as Deseret Management Corporation, DMC was organized in 1966 to manage some of the commercial companies affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Today it owns and oversees life insurance, media, and hospitality businesses including Deseret News, KSL Television & Radio, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, Deseret Digital and Deseret Book.
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